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12/20/2014 5:43:35 AM
A Dunkirk man was arrested on drug-related charges after an incident at the Chautauqua County Office Building in the city.  Dunkirk Police responded to the corner of Central Avenue and 3rd Street shortly after 4:00 PM Friday after getting a report of suspicious activity and a male subject, who appeared to hide something near the doorway of the building before going inside. Police found about ...read more
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2014-12-20 05:38
An arrest has been made in connection with the death of a 5-year-old boy near Albany.  Authorities say 19-year-old Tiffany Van Alstyne has been charged with 2nd-degree murder in the death of Kenneth White.  Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says Van Alstyne, who is White's cousin, strangled him and tossed his body into a culvert... [audio:craigapplebodythrownaway.mp3]Craig Apple: body t...read more
2014-12-19 12:20
Forecasters are keeping an eye on a large storm that is heading for the Great Lakes region next week and could impact holiday travel.  Meteorologist Shawn Smith of the National Weather Service in Buffalo tells WDOE News that storm may impact Western New York, but its still too early to determine the exact path. [audio:smithpossibleimpactofstorm.mp3]Smith-WNY will be impacted by storm[/audio]...read more
2014-12-19 12:16
Dunkirk Police are investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred this morning at the corner of East 7th and Maple Avenue.  The crash, which occurred shortly before 10 am, involved a minivan and a car.  There were no reports of any injuries.  Dunkirk firefighters assisted at the scene.  Photo by Dan Kohler...read more
2014-12-19 12:08
With one of the largest police departments in the nation deciding to move ahead with them...don't be surprised if local departments look to equip their officers with body cameras.  Local police officials are already discussing the issue.  Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano says he has conversed with other police officials about the issue. [audio:Ortolanohavehaddiscussions.mp3]Ortolano-...read more
2014-12-19 11:56
Police are now treating the death of a 5-year-old boy in Albany County as a homicide after investigators determined a caretaker lied when she told them he had been abducted by two masked men.  Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says the body of Kenneth White was found by a sheriff's dog during an overnight search.        Video by ABC News...read more
2014-12-19 06:57
The National Weather Service has lifted the Winter Weather Advisory.  Local residents will want to watch their step since decks and walkways may still be slippery from the coating of freezing drizzle and light snow....read more
2014-12-19 05:42
A Fredonia man has been charged with unlawful possession marijuana after police checked out a suspicious vehicle parked at a local cemetery on Wednesday night.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say the vehicle was located in the Evergreen Cemetery off Webster Road in the town of Portland.  While talking with the driver, 20-year-old Darian Draggett, deputies say they noticed a strong ...read more
2014-12-19 05:24
Authorities in Albany County are investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy who was allegedly snatched from a home by two men wearing ski masks Thursday.  Several reports from Albany indicate that a police dog found the child, identified as Kenneth White, near the trailer where he lived.  An Amber Alert was issued and later cancelled on Thursday. Photo by Albany Times-Union...read more
2014-12-19 05:21
The National Weather Service is continuing a Winter Weather Advisory until 8 am for snow and freezing drizzle.  Snow accumulating an inch or less this morning.  Ice accumulating a few hundreds of an inch. Areas of freezing drizzle will create slick spots on untreated surfaces such as roads and sidewalks. ...read more
2014-12-18 04:22
Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan says hydraulic fracturing in New York State can be done safely and responsibly.  Horrigan made those comments following Governor Andrew Cuomo's decision on Wednesday to issue a statewide ban on fracking.  Horrigan says the ability to frack in Chautauqua County would have provided opportunities for economic development... [audio:vincedisapp...read more
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